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Penn State academic calendar

Summer 2015 Maymester

Commencement: Aug. 15

Summer 2015 first session

Commencement: Aug. 15

Summer 2015 second session

Classes begin: July 1

Final exams: Aug. 14

Commencement: Aug. 15

Fall 2015

Arrival day for new students: Aug. 21-22

Arrival day for returning students: Aug. 22-23

Classes begin: Aug. 24

Labor Day (no classes): Sept. 7

Thanksgiving holiday (no classes): Nov. 22-28

Last day of classes: Dec. 11

Final exams: Dec. 14-18

Commencement: Dec. 19

Spring 2016

Arrival day for new students: Jan. 9

Classes begin: Jan. 11

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes): Jan. 18

Spring break (no classes): March 6-12

Last day of classes: April 29

Final exams: May 2-6

Commencement: May 6-8

Summer 2016

Maymester: May 9-June 6

First six-week session: May 16-June 24

Memorial Day (no classes): May 30

Final exams for Maymester: June 8

Final exams for first six-week session: June 27

Second six-week semester: June 29-Aug. 10

Final exams for second six-week semester: Aug. 12

Commencement for all summer sessions: Aug. 13